Tipless is a feature length documentary that explores the tip free restaurant movement that has started to take root in the US. After discovering their business plan would no longer be sustainable in the face of new minimum wage increases, Homestead restaurant owners Fred and Liz Sassen make the decision to switch their Oakland establishment to a tip-free pay structure in order to survive the changes long-term. Fred and Liz invite the audience into their journey, highlighting the morality that comes with their decision to switch to a tipless operating model, the intricacies of the pay structure that has been built into the modern American Restaurant and explores whether the tipless model could be the future for restaurants in America. The Tipless team will be launching a crowdfunding campaign February 2019 to help secure the funds we need to finish shooting the film.
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